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"One of Those Eds" is the 8th episode of Season 4 and the 85th episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, the children of the Cul-de-Sac find a quarter out in the open, but it won't come off of the ground. Everyone then begins to compete against one another to see who can get the quarter off the sidewalk.
Jonny 2x4 and Plank are calmly walking along. Out of nowhere, Eddy attacks them and carries them off. Eddy asks them if they're running on empty, as it's close to three o'clock, and Jonny affirms this. Luckily for them, Eddy has just the thing with his brand new Eds' Beds scam. Edd is explaining the process of refurbishing the mattresses when Rolf suddenly storms in with his bed, which is just a painted board, and demands a refund due to it causing back problems. When Eddy refuses, he starts towards Eddy to deliver a beating, and Eddy makes the decision to get out of there.
Rolf hobbles after the scammer, and after managing to catch Eddy, delivers a thrashing and gets his money back. While Eddy is heading back to his house, annoyed, he suddenly spots a quarter lying on the cement. He is initially glad and tries to pick it up, but finds it is stuck fast. Torn between guarding his coin from others and going to get his friends for help, he decides to simply place his shoe on top of the quarter and go to get his friends.
Enter Jimmy, who has seen the tail end of this procedure and is wondering what Eddy was guarding. He as well fails to get it off, and likewise places a marker (Mr. Yum Yum) and heads off to get muscle in the form of Sarah. Shortly thereafter, Kevin comes walking down the sidewalk and sees that Jimmy left behind his teddy bear. After tossing it away, he sees the coin. Unable to pick it up, he tries a screwdriver, but ends up bending it out of shape. Slightly bugged, he tosses it away, puts his hat on the coin, and heads off to get other implements of destruction. As soon as he's gone, Rolf rounds the corner, demanding to know who tossed the screwdriver that pierced his hot water bottle. Seeing Kevin's hat, he picks it up and finds the quarter as well. After his failure, he commences beating the coin: first with one shoe, then two shoes, than three shoes. The coin still refuses to budge, so he spits out Eddy's shoe onto the coin and angrily storms away.
As soon as Rolf's gone, Eddy rounds the corner, friends in tow. Ed is taken in by the shoe, but when Eddy reveals what he really wants, Edd accepts this and says that they will try to return it to its rightful owner. Eddy angrily disagrees with this assessment, but before he can berate his friend too much, all of the other coin-seekers show up, and a brawl breaks out over possession. Edd comes up with an idea, but everyone but Jimmy is too busy brawling to listen. Jimmy wants people to listen to Edd, but nobody else cares, especially not Rolf, who has just had his back fixed by the fight.
Suddenly, Edd uses an air horn, and the fighting stops immediately. He explains that he has a solution, and soon enough everyone who wants the coin is in a single-file line. He explains that everyone will get one chance to try and remove the coin, and whomever gets it will be the proud bearer of found legal tender. Jimmy is happy with this arrangement, as he's first in line, but Eddy is incredibly angry, as he's the last in line when he found the quarter first.
The competition starts, and Jimmy attempts to remove it with his eyelash curler. Even on a good day, however, Jimmy is incredibly accident prone, and today is no exception, as soon enough he cries and has to be carted off in an ambulance. Next up is Sarah, who tries to use her teeth to dislodge the coin. This attempt worries Eddy, and he loudly calls that he can see her underwear, causing Sarah to give up in embarrassment. Next up is Kevin, who tries to use his bike and chain to remove the coin. Unfortunately, the chain slips off of the coin, causing Kevin to fall off of his bike, which speeds away. Eddy believes he's next, as he's cut in front of Rolf, but Rolf disavows him of this notion by punching him and heading for the coin. Before he can even touch it, though, he slips and falls, injuring his back once more. Happy, Eddy kicks Rolf away, and exposes his scheme: to scrape it off of the pavement with a snow shovel. As always, this doesn't work, with Eddy simply breaking the shovel.
This doesn't deter a desperate Eddy, who goes through many more attempts as the day fades into evening. Eventually, Edd speaks up and says that it's not working, and a near-crazed Eddy turns to him and begs to know what he's come up with. Edd admits that he has been thinking about it, and he hands Eddy a huge sheaf of notes in the form of a detailed proposal for removing the quarter.
The Eds get to work on a gigantic machine. However, come morning, there is a small piece of undisturbed pavement rising out of a hole in the ground with the quarter still resting upon it. Quite obviously, Edd's Excavator has not done its job. Jonny then comes by, nonchalantly picks up the quarter, rips some gum off of its' back side, and tells Plank he was right: nobody discovered the gum with the quarter hiding it. Yes, the mysterious force that kept anyone from picking up the quarter was just a wad of already been chewed bubble gum. Edd can do nothing but ponder this weirdness, at least until he steps away from the machine and finds himself in wet socks, as Ed has taken his shoes. He asks Ed for them back, but Ed just laughs and runs around as Eddy chases him, wanting his shoes back as well, as Ed has seemingly stolen the shoes from the feet of everyone in the Cul-de-Sac.
When Rolf tries hitting the quarter with his shoes, he has 4 toes on his right foot, and 3 on his left foot. After he grabs Eddy's shoe, his right foot has 3 toes.
When Rolf first holds the 3 shoes, his right arm cannot be seen, despite his right hand being visible.
When Jimmy comes across the quarter, he has bandages on his head. When he returns with Sarah, the bandages are on his legs, over his pants.
Ed and Eddy disappear for several frames when Jimmy is driven away in the ambulance.
When Edd and Eddy go to get the supplies for the excavator, the barriers Edd used for the line are still there. When Edd and Eddy return later that night, the barriers are gone.
When Jonny first walks by to reclaim his quarter, Edd is missing his left shoe. When Edd stepped in the puddle, both his shoes are missing.
Rolf was not seen wearing socks under his shoes. Previously, in "X Marks the Ed," Rolf wore black socks.